Workshops - Summer Term 2017

Our workshops are open to all students and are run at both our Colchester and Southend campuses during term time. Each workshop lasts about 50 minutes.

If you can't attend a workshop, you can use our 1:1 advising service. Our advisers can help you with all aspects of academic study and assignment preparation, including help with your dissertation.

Workshops will be held in the TDC Helpdesk area of the Silberrad Student Centre, unless otherwise stated. To book a place, either visit the Helpdesk and sign up, or call our team on extension 4834. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Bookings can't be made via email

Week 30: Monday 24 April to Friday 28 April

  • SPSS – PC Lab K


    • Thursday 27 April, 10am

    This workshop will cover how to use SPSS for descriptive statistics, correlation, regression and hypothesis testing. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own course notes and questions to work on areas from their own programme of study.

Week 31: Monday 1 May to Friday 5 May

  • Preparing for university exams: revision strategies


    • Tuesday 2 May 12noon

    Do you find it difficult to be organised for preparing for exams? If so, this workshop will help you to develop the skills you need. This workshop will encourage you to examine your own approach to exam preparation and look at how to plan effectively structured revision sessions. We will schedule a revision plan as part of this workshop.

  • Confused by calculus: differentiation


    • Tuesday 2 May 3pm

    This workshop is for students who would like extra support with calculus topics in their degree course. The focus of this workshop is differentiation, finding gradients of lines and curves, and optimisation.

  • SPSS – PC Lab K


    • Wednesday 3 May 10am

    This workshop will cover how to use SPSS for descriptive statistics, correlation, regression and hypothesis testing. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own course notes and questions to work on areas from their own programme of study.

  • Hypothesis Testing


    • Wednesday 3 May 10am

    This workshop is for students who would like extra support with statistics topics in their degree course. The focus of this workshop is hypothesis testing and we will cover basic hypothesis testing with normally distributed populations as well as t-tests.

  • Preparing for university exams: essays


    • Thursday 4 May 12am

    This session will help you prepare for, and perform in essay based exams, from planning your revision, to analysing questions and writing well under pressure.

Week 32: Monday 8 May to Friday 12 May

  • Preparing for university exams: revision strategies


    • Tuesday 9 May 12noon

    Do you find it difficult to be organised for preparing for exams? If so, this workshop will help you to develop the skills you need. This workshop will encourage you to examine your own approach to exam preparation and look at how to plan effectively structured revision sessions. We will schedule a revision plan as part of this workshop. The skills learned in this workshop would also be relevant to anyone who finds meeting essay deadlines difficult.

  • Preparing for university exams: essays


    • Thursday 11 May 12noon

    This session will help you prepare for, and perform in essay based exams, from planning your revision, to analysing questions and writing well under pressure.

  • Preparing for university exams: maths


    • Thursday 11 May 1pm

    This session will help you prepare for, and perform in maths based exams, from planning your revision, to analysing questions and performing well under pressure.

Week 33: Monday 15 May to Friday 19 May

  • Statistics: hypothesis testing


    • Monday 15 May 10am

    This workshop is for students who would like extra support with statistics topics in their degree course. The focus of this workshop is hypothesis testing and we will cover basic hypothesis testing with normally distributed populations as well as t-tests.

  • Preparing for university exams: revision strategies


    • Tuesday 16 May 12noon

    Do you find it difficult to be organised for preparing for exams? If so, this workshop will help you to develop the skills you need. This workshop will encourage you to examine your own approach to exam preparation and look at how to plan effectively structured revision sessions. We will schedule a revision plan as part of this workshop. The skills learned in this workshop would also be relevant to anyone who finds meeting essay deadlines difficult.

  • Preparing for university exams: essays


    • Thursday 18 May 12noon

    This session will help you prepare for, and perform in maths based exams, from planning your revision, to analysing questions and performing well under pressure.

Workshops will be held in TF 2.08, unless otherwise stated. To book a place, please email tdc-southend@essex.ac.uk

Week 30: Monday 24 April to Friday 28 April

  • Preparing for university exams


    • Wednesday 26 April 1pm

    This session will help you prepare for, and perform in university exams, from planning your revision to analysing examination tasks and performing well under pressure.

Week 32: Monday 8 May to Friday 12 May

  • Preparing for university exams


    • Wednesday 10 May 12noon

    This session will help you prepare for, and perform in university exams, from planning your revision to analysing examination tasks and performing well under pressure.